Amtrak reports that three people were killed and over 50 injured in a derailment on September 26. ... [+] (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)Getty Images
Authorities in Liberty County, Montana, report that three people have been killed and at least 50 injured in a derailment that took place near Joplin, Montana around 4:00 PM MT on September 26, 2021. According to a statement from Amtrak, the train was carrying 146 passengers and 16 crew members.
The train consisted of two locomotives and 10 Superliner passenger cars. Seven of those cars derailed, some landing on their sides along the track. The train was Amtrak’s Empire Builder, train number 7/27. Train service on this line will be interrupted, with details to be provided later by the company.
The NTSB has dispatched a Go Team to investigate the Amtrak derailment in Montana (Photo credit ... [+] should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)AFP via Getty Images
According to a Tweet just before 11:00 PM ET, the National Transportation Safety Board is launching a Go Team to investigate the derailment. The NTSB team will be based in Great Falls, Montana.
“Amtrak is working with the local authorities to transport injured passengers and safely evacuate all other passengers,” the company said.
This is a developing story, and it will be updated.